1/232 H382-298 Revell SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) German WWI Commerce Raider
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Rare 1960 hardbox first issue with John Steel artwork. Includes original, never used tube of Revell 'S' Cement still wrapped in the factory paper. This is a kit of a fantastic subject -the famous WWI sailing commerce raider of Count Felix Von Luckner. Very well detailed kit. Full hull kit is molded in gray, brown and black and includes rigging thread and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing small deck wall #8 and lifeboat #68. The deck wall can be made from flat plastic stock. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, flag sheet and instructions. The SMS Seeadler was a unique WWI raider in that it was not designed to elude the British blockade and break out to sea...it was designed to pass right through the blockade within full view of the British before attacking allied shipping around the world. No detail was overlooked in the Seeadler's preparation, right down to a Norwegian-speaking crew. The plan went perfectly - and the Seeadler passed inspection at the British Blockade. Her non-threatening appearance helped her in an active and colorful raiding career that nearly went around the world. I highly recommend reading any of several books that you can find about this ship. Von Luckner himself became quite a celebrity for his exciting exploits.
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